Animal Laws in Philippines
Section. 1.7 Noisy Dogs
No person shall allow the continuous barking, yelping, whining or howling of a dog,
such that the situation becomes a nuisance to the public.
The local Barangay may be asked to take appropriate legal steps to correct the situation, on the basis of a complaint file with its office.
Under Article 694 of the New Civil Code, an act, omission, establishment, business, condition of property or anything else that “annoys or offends the senses” is a nuisance, and under Article 695, a public nuisance affects a community or neighborhood or any considerable number of persons.
Animal Laws - Barking Dogs
Whether you love dogs or can’t stand them, we all have to accept that fact. In suburban neighborhoods especially, dog barking can be as inevitable as road noise in homes near a highway. However, if your neighbor’s dog barks incessantly every time you step into your yard or howls all night, to the point that it affects your quality of life, you don’t have to just grin and bear it.
After all, you did not make the decision to adopt it and fail to house train the dog.
In dealing with a neighbor’s barking dog, remaining calm, polite, and rational is your best bet, but know that you can get the law involved if necessary.
Useful links for problems with barking dogs
SEC. 2. Section 6 of Republic Act No. 8485 is hereby amended to read as follows:
SEC. 6. It shall be unlawful for any person to torture any animal, to neglect to provide adequate care, sustenance of shelter, or maltreat any animal or to subject any dog or horse to dogfights or horsefights, kill or cause or procure to be tortured or deprived of adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat or use the same in research or experiments not expressly authorized by the Committee on Animal Welfare.
This goal assesses whether animal sentience has been recognised in legislation and explores the core legislative protections granted to animals, such as the prohibition of animal cruelty.
Republic Act 10631 – An act amending certain sections of the Republic Act No 8485, otherwise known as “The Animal Welfare Act of 1998”
Republic No. 8485 – An Act to Promote Animal Welfare in the Philippines, Otherwise Known as “The Animal Welfare Act of 1998”
Republic Act. No. 1071 – An Act to Regulate the Sale of Veterinary Biologics and Medicinal Preparation
Republic Act. No. 1556 (As Amended by S.B. No. 627) – An Act to Regulate and Control the Manufacture, Importation, Labeling, Advertising, and Sale of Livestock and Poultry Feeds and Providing Funds Therefore
Visit BAI Bureau of Animal Industry
Dogs Are Very Social Animals and need regular interaction. Some dogs howl because they’re lonely, especially if they’re left alone or kept outside for many hours at a time.
Learn about dog communication!